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    hi guys.hope u can help...i was trying out with my d60 to take some pictures at night..but the pictures turned out to be grainy..why is this so??

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipchop View Post
    hi guys.hope u can help...i was trying out with my d60 to take some pictures at night..but the pictures turned out to be grainy..why is this so??
    mind if u post the picture here and the setting etc then we can help to analyze wat is the problem... tks...
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    What ISO did you use?

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    You mention night shots.. My guess is that your ISO is racked up pretty high..
    Higher ISO ratings = More grainy pictures
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    Sample pictures taken with ISO 80, ISO 400, ISO 3200






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    one more thing..only at night it happens...in the day it's perfectly fine..i was even thinking if the len is dusty..haha

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    so it means..the lower the iso the better?? sorry..my pics aren't very nice...just testing out my new baby thats why..=X

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipchop View Post
    so it means..the lower the iso the better?? sorry..my pics aren't very nice...just testing out my new baby thats why..=X
    Yes, lower ISO is better; less noise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipchop View Post
    so it means..the lower the iso the better?? sorry..my pics aren't very nice...just testing out my new baby thats why..=X
    I suggest you read more. At least read the guide for newbies here by Sulhan. It is the first sticky topic under newbies corner.

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=309544

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diavonex View Post
    Yes, lower ISO is better; less noise.
    any tips for a good night shot?? lower ISO..wad abt aperture?? i realise many of my night photos cannot make it..haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipchop View Post
    any tips for a good night shot?? lower ISO..wad abt aperture?? i realise many of my night photos cannot make it..haha
    For cityscapes, manual mode + f/8 or f/11 + 4 to 8 seconds exposure + lowest ISO avail + tripod and cable release.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chipchop View Post
    any tips for a good night shot?? lower ISO..wad abt aperture?? i realise many of my night photos cannot make it..haha
    Use lower ISO, smaller aperture (e.g. F5.6 or F8) and use a tripod.

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    thanks a lot ppl.. i will try these settings out soon..

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipchop View Post
    thanks a lot ppl.. i will try these settings out soon..
    Read the newbie guide. No point trying funny numbers without knowing what that means and what effect changing these numbers will have.

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    buy a 5D2, that will help with the noise

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    iso.
    the lower the better.
    imagine it's how the pic react with the light.
    if u hv ample light, lower iso is better
    if it's dimmly lit,then higher iso is needed to compensate but the pic is grainy.

    know where to use this gainy effect to ur advantage is good also...

    eg a retro pic in black&white etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gazkw View Post
    buy a 5D2, that will help with the noise
    The classic 5D is also gd enough to handle already.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle View Post
    The classic 5D is also gd enough to handle already.
    its never enough... shooting at 12800 that can give usable images - woohooo. i can't imagine the next level of noise control, pretty soon we can shoot in dark machiam like night vision.

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    http://www.photoxels.com/tutorial_noise.html

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